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Careers With the Best Job Security

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8. Budget analysts
> Unemployment rate: 0.5%
> Labor force: 61,000
> Median annual wage: $78,970
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +4.8%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Bachelor’s degree

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7. Radiologic technologists and technicians
> Unemployment rate: 0.4%
> Labor force: 227,000
> Median annual wage: $61,900
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +8.6%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Associate’s degree

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6. Cardiovascular technologists and technicians
> Unemployment rate: 0.4%
> Labor force: 61,000
> Median annual wage: $59,100
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +8.2%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Associate’s degree

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5. Nurse practitioners
> Unemployment rate: 0.4%
> Labor force: 238,000
> Median annual wage: $111,680
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +52.2%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Master’s degree

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4. Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists
> Unemployment rate: 0.4%
> Labor force: 88,000
> Median annual wage: $55,690
> Projected employment change 2020-2030: +3.8%
> Typical entry-level education requirement: Bachelor’s degree

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